May 10, 2022
Prichard reports on Sanitary Sewer Overflow
MOBILE, Ala. — Prichard Water Works & Sewer Board has reported on a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that have occurred May 8 at the intersection of Freida Avenue and Winchester Road. The SSO was caused when one of the lift station pump motors malfunctioned.
Prichard officials said the total volume lost was 3,000 gallons. The ultimate destination was Eight Mile Creek. Signage was placed to notify the public of the danger. The area was cleaned and disinfected after the overflow was stopped.
Dr. Kevin P. Michaels, Health Officer for Mobile County, advises area residents to take precautions when coming into contact with any standing water that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Those who have come into direct contact with untreated sewage are advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.
Area residents should take precautions when using Eight Mile Creek for recreational purposes because of this overflow. All seafood harvested in this general area should be thoroughly cooked before eating. People should wash hands after cleaning seafood and before preparing food.